Why Wood Stoves Are the Best Heating Option for Cold Weather
Warm Up Your Winters
For much of the continent, winter can be a long, cold, and dark affair. While there’s not much we can do about the long months or the short days, we can help with the cold. Custom heating solutions can give you a cozy home protected from the elements.
When it comes to cold weather heating options, one choice stands above all the other options: wood-burning stoves. With straightforward installation, simple operation, and a timeless appearance, these appliances can turn your home into a warm and inviting place—even when the weather outside is frightful.
Wood Stoves Are Powerful
Modern freestanding wood stoves put out a tremendous amount of heat. With some units cranking out more than 100,000 BTUs of heat, you’ll have no problem heating large spaces if needed.
The Osburn 3500 offers a great example of what’s possible with a wood stove. With a heat output rated at 110,000 BTU, this unit can comfortably heat an area from 1,000 to 2,700 square feet depending on other factors such as insulation. Add a traditional convection blower and this heating becomes even more efficient.
Versatile Installation Options
Wood stoves can be installed in a variety of locations in your home to maximize effectiveness while taking some of the strain off of a home’s heating system. Living rooms, basements, and even kitchens can benefit from the heat generated by a stove.
One of the reasons freestanding wood stoves are so versatile is due to their relatively straightforward installation requirements. Venting can often be a very simple process, with some units only needing to vent up and out through a close wall. That said, always be sure to consult your installation manual to ensure safe and proper installation requirements (like manufacturer clearances) are met.
A Top Choice for Rural Properties
Those with rural homes or rural vacation properties can also benefit from wood stoves. Typically, these more remote locations operate on large propane tanks as their primary fuel source. Unfortunately, this can lead to high heating costs in these areas, as well. A wood stove can reduce the overall heating costs for these properties by using wood as a cheaper alternative.
Wood stoves are very efficient heating options for those looking to live a more “green” lifestyle. Appliances are often EPA-certified for efficiency and operate on a renewable energy resource, making them a more environmentally friendly heating solution.
Low emissions rates of just a few grams per hour, non-catalytic technology, and engineering designed for reduced fuel consumption means less air pollution, less inefficiency, and cheaper heating costs for you.
Find the Best Wood Stove for Your Home
Choosing a wood stove can seem like a daunting task at first, but we can help. Our product experts are available to help you find the best stove for your heating needs. Give us a call at 877.374.2070 and we can answer any questions you may have. Prefer to speak with us by email? No problem! Contact us via our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.